A unique feature of The Standard Club is the ‘Safety and Loss Advisory Committees’ (SLACs) which have formed a major part of its loss prevention approach for the last 22 years. The SLAC system was established at the request of the club’s board as a means to bring together senior technical and marine managers from the club’s membership. The members of the committee possess the necessary experience and knowledge to grapple with complex issues and have sufficient authority to enable them to act on the findings within their own organisation.
There are three distinct SLAC divisions: Asia, Europe and London Class. The London Class SLAC focuses on inland waterways’ claims, whilst the Asia and Europe SLACs examine the claims generated by the club’s ‘blue water’ business. All divisions meet twice a year.
The Europe and Asia SLACs examine both individual claims and claims trends as a means to determine the root causes and recommend preventative measures. They also discuss the implications of any new regulations due to come into force and review loss prevention initiatives and other topical subjects affecting the maritime industry.
The SLACs report directly to the club’s board and aim to analyse individual claims and claim trends with a view to developing prevention strategies and providing direction for the club’s loss prevention initiatives, articles and other activities.
Standard Club Safety & Loss Advisory Committee - Europe division
Perseveranza Spa di Navigazione
P&O Ferries Ltd
Antonio d'Alesio, Jr
Ocean Shipmanagement GmbH
White Sea Navigation S.A
Ali Ibrahim Kontaytekin
Arkas Shipping & Transport AS
A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S
Thenamaris (Ships Management) Inc.
Optimum Ship Services Ltd
Standard Club Safety & Loss Advisory Committee - Asia division
Teekay Marine Ltd
Anglo-Eastern Univan Group
Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd
Pacific International Lines Pte. Ltd.
NS United Kaiun Kaisha Ltd
Swire Pacific Offshore
Standard Club Safety & Loss Advisory Committee - London division
Patrick van Suijlekom
Maaskade Bevrachters/Wamasco group
North-West Shipping Company
DDSG services GmbH/Helogistics